Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some Stars and Stripes


Happy Memorial Day Weekend to my American Friends!  Hope you have some good plans for the days ahead.  Today is our middle son's eleventh Birthday!  We're so proud of him, he's such a gifted, warm and loving kid!  But we won't be celebrating till later this week because we're performing a wedding for one of our graduates today.  It's such a special day, she's just so precious to us, and we've come to really love and appreciate her soon-to-be husband too.  It's really quite amazing to be a part of some of these life changing events in the lives of our "kids"....

So...now onto what I have for you today.  Since it's Memorial Day weekend for many of you our ODBD Shining the Light Challenge for this week is to create something with Stars and/or Stripes in it, and I have a little of both!


I took this tool-filled tool box from the set Happy Father's Day and colored it up richly with Copic Markers...a ton of them, and I didn't even photograph which ones!  Sorry!  I wanted it to have the wood-grain look throughout so you see many variations of stripes of color in the tool box and wood (table?) below.  I added stripes in my woodgrain embossing with the Texturz plate and also in this fun paper from Basic Grey which is new and called Max and Whiskers.   I used this past weeks' SFYTT from Jen Del Muro for my layout, and got my STARS in with the star studded brads within the circles.  Aren't they perfect for the "hardware" theme?


A sentiment banner, some distressing and some frayed twill and it's all done!  

So, add some stamping time into this weekend or week ahead and join us in the Stars and Stripes theme!  You could win ODBD Gift Certificates or be eligible for the Shining the Light Award for using ODBD stamps.  Its great fun all around!  Link up to ODBDSLC15 at the ODBD Blog

Now head on over to see the other fabulous Stars and Stripes creations:  America, Chris, Francie, Natalie, Patter, and Sabrina

Recipe:  Stamps:  Happy Father's Day;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper;  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Max and Whiskers DSP;   Accessories:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Texturz Plate, Twill Ribbon, Star Studded Brads, 3/4 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Copic Markers. 

10 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a gorgeous Father's Day Card Christine. I love your coloring and design!! The colors are perfect as are the striped dp and star hodgepodge hardware. What a clever idea.
Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Patter Cross said...

Wow, what a day and weekend you have ahead! :) And a huge happy birthday to your son! :) And I love everything about your card! Awesome take on the challenge and a perfect Father's Day card! :) Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

America said...

LOVE THE happy COLORS and your fanastic coloring. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Natalie said...

CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!! Seriously girl....you NAILED it! the coloring, the design, the shabby....FABULOUS!!!!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, I am speechless...literally!! This is such an awesome Father's Day card and the way you have incorporated the striped DP..which is so awesome and the stars in form of these cool looking brads...genius!!! Happy Birthday to your son and have fun at the wedding!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Marisa said...

This is fabulous! Great colouring and use of hardware. Have a great long weekend :D

Grace said...

Christine this is just over the top gorgeous! Your coloring is so beautiful and I love your stripes and texture and the star brads are just perfect for Dad! Happy BD to your son and enjoy the special wedding! I know what you mean.... we were youth leaders for years and when we moved about 7 hours away, many of our "kids" would still come visit, even after they were married! It's a whole extended family really! Such a treasure!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! This is magnificent Christine! Your coloring is GORGEOUS!!

Francie G. said...

Christine, this is amazing! Your coloring is over the top fabulous! Such a beautifully done Father's Day creation!

Sharon Basel said...

Really great card - I love your embellishments that are so perfect for a guy card. Wonderful image that is colored so perfectly.